Write memoir, lyric/personal essays, or narrative journalism? Author of the essay collections Season of the Body & Blessing the Animals and Bellingham Review editor-in-chief Brenda Miller will be the first creative nonfiction Master Teacher featured in the Weekend Workshop series. Brenda is also the co-author of the creative nonfiction textbook Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction, and her newest book, Listening Against the Stone: Selected Essays was published last month. Her workshop will take place January 14&15, 2012. Three spaces are still available. The cost is $400. To sign up, contact valfiora at yahoo dot com.
If fiction is more your writing style, Peter Ho Davies is Sacramento bound May 12&13, 2012. Peter is the author of the story collections Equal Love & The Ugliest House in the World and the historical novel The Welsh Girl. Peter teaches in the University of Michigan MFA program and has taught at the Bread Loaf and Napa Writers Conferences.
Workshops in the Master Teacher series take place over a weekend, include both Saturday and Sunday, roughly from 10-4 PM with a 90 minute break for lunch. Workshops are capped at twelve students, and focus on craft, narrative choices, and discussion of student manuscripts, distributed and read in advance. The weekend will usually include an event that’s open to the public, either a reading or craft lecture.
For more information, visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/MTWW.aspx or contact Valerie Fioravanti at valfiora at yahoo dot com.